Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Youth and Sports Minister Andi Malaranggeng on Tuesday said he is ready to meet with FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich, Switzerland, in an effort to solve the conflict inside the Indonesia`s Football Association (PSSI).

The minister said so in response to the chaotic situation that happened at the National Football Association (PSSI) congress last Friday (May 20). The congress was held to elect a new PSSI chief but it ended in deadlock.

"If necessary, I am ready to accompany the Normalization Committee`s Chief Agum Gumelar to meet with Blatter in Zurich," said the minister adding that he kept hoping that FIFA would not impose a sanction on Indonesia for taking too long to solve PSSI`s internal problem.

Apart from communicating with the Indonesian Sports Council (KONI) and FIFA to find the best solution to the problem, Andi said he had reported the deadlock situation at PSSI`s congress to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

"The president has given me a full mandate to help solve the problem " he said.

The chief of PSSI`s Normalization Committee, Agum Gumelar. along with the PSSI acting secretary Joko Driyono, is scheduled to leave for Zurich next May 27.

Agum and Joko are about to meet FIFA`s Executive Committee members to report about the recent situation in Indonesia. The two figures are also scheduled to attend a congress to elect new president of FIFA. The congress will also determine whether FIFA will impose sanction to Indonesia or not.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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